WILIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- On November 13th, the Williams College men's and women's swimming & diving teams joined thousands of athletes from across the world to participate in the 13th Annual Ted Mullin "Leave it in the Pool" Hour of Power Relay for Sarcoma Research, sponsored by the Carleton College Swimming and Diving teams.
The Hour of Power event raises awareness and funds for sarcoma cancer research, the cancer that took the life of former Carleton swimmer Edward H. "Ted" Mullin in September 2006. The annual swim relay, which now includes dry-land teams, has grown from 15 teams in its first year to 166 teams in 2017-18 with more than 8,600 athletes. Participating swim teams engage in continuous relays for a full hour of all-out swimming. Dry-land teams engage in their particular sport non-stop for a full hour.
In the event's 12 years, participating teams have raised over $738,000 for the Ted Mullin Fund, which supports pediatric cancer research at the University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children's Hospital.
This year, the Ephs raised a record amount of team donations. On top of sporting the official Hour of Power "Cancer Sucks" swim caps--money used to purchase the caps is donated--team member donations totaled over $1,000.
Interested teams are invited to register for the 2018-19 Hour of Power and find more information at http://go.carleton.edu/HourOfPower. You can also contact Carleton College head coach Andy Clark at firstname.lastname@example.org.